Health News
FDA Issues New Rules on Sunscreens
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will require new labeling for sunscreens to identify products that are best for reducing the risk of skin cancer, early skin aging and helping to prevent sunburn.

Under the new rule, sunscreens that protect against both ultraviolet A rays (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays can be labeled "Broad Spectrum." UVB rays and UVA rays both can cause sunburn, skin cancer, and premature skin aging; UVB rays are the main source of sunburn, FDA officials explained.

Factors That May Contribute to Prostate Cancer
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Read more...Only about 5 percent to 10 percent of prostate cancer cases can be attributed to cell changes that men inherit from their parents, the American Cancer Society says.

The remaining cases can be traced to cell changes that occur during a man's lifetime.

Keeping Cool in the Heat
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
As summer approaches and temperatures rise, so does the risk of heat-related illnesses, experts say.

"We are not invincible when it comes to exercise in the heat," said Brendon McDermott, an athletic trainer with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and member of the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) Medical and Science Advisory Board, in a news release from the National Athletic Trainers Association. "In extreme cases, if medical care is not provided in a timely manner, long-term damage and sometimes death can occur."

Childhood Obesity: What Can Parents Do?
Friday, May 27, 2011
If you’re tuned in to the latest news story, it’s impossible to miss the dramatic rise in childhood obesity. Research findings that raise concern about the issue seem to make headlines on a weekly basis. In the United States, nearly one in every three children is now overweight or obese. By making simple changes, parents can help win the war against childhood obesity and teach their kids healthy eating and exercise habits for a lifetime:
What Protects the Heart May Also Ward Off Kidney Stones
Monday, May 23, 2011
The same lifestyle factors that are linked to healthy hearts and bones can also keep painful kidney stones at bay, a series of new studies suggests.

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